Workshop: Effective Advising for Military Veterans - (Webinar)

Course ID - CTD0395l 

Short Title: Advising Veterans   

 Audience   All Employees  
Length of Workshop:       1.5  hours 

Focused on the development of a protocol for academic advisors who provide critical advisement support to military veterans, participants will learn about what should be considered why working with military veterans in order to help them have successful learning experiences. Information related to benefits of having a campus-based Veterans Resource Center (VRC) and guidelines for creating such a center will also be covered.

Due to the many life experiences of military veterans related to military culture, military training and encounters with traumatic situations, etc,, adviser need to be equipped with an understanding of how these experiences can result in academic challenges and low retention rates for veterans.

Incorporating the benefits of a VRC That can help returning veterans make a successful transition to college life, along with well-informed academic advisers, a supportive academic environment is created providing greater opportunity for veterans to achieve their academic goals.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the issues an adviser needs to consider when advising military veterans returning to school 
  • Explain how the life experiences of returning veterans play an important role in veteran retention
  • Describe a supportive learning environment such as a college-based VRC and the associated benefits to veterans, to the college and to the community.


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0395l  
Course Title: Advising Veterans
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.